Taxon  Report   6127    
Pellaea mucronata  (D. C. Eaton) D. C. Eaton
Bird's foot fern,  Birdfoot cliffbrake, Birdfoot fern
Pellaea mucronata
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Pellaea mucronata
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Pellaea mucronata
© 2017 Keir Morse
Pellaea mucronata, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Plant Characteristics
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Pellaea mucronata
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Pellaea
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: (many plant communities), Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Pellaea mucronata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).